Go back to Tasmania.
Go back to Ben Lomond 2.
We made a half-assed attempt on the Tote’s aid route. Wrong mind set on my part…think more St. Peters Dome vs. Steins Pillar. Backed off and we bailed. We also went back to Mount Wellington and climbed the three-pitcher called Third Bird
– a highly sandbagged if enjoyable 18. This time we had good weather and pretty views of Hobart some 1200 meters lower.
Tote Bail Video
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Some kayakers on the Fortescue Bay side of Cape Hauy (Jan. 2015).
The 65 meter Totem Pole (note somebody’s fixed tyrolean ropes) and the 110 meter Candlestick (Jan. 2015).
Candlestick (left) and The Totem Pole poking through on the right (Jan. 2015).
Candlestick and The Tote (Jan. 2015).
At the base of The Tote.
Start of the aid route fail on The Tote.
View up the Ewebank Route on The Tote (Jan. 2015).
Shirley on the jog of shame back to the rim (Jan. 2015).
Totem Pole and The Candlestick (on left) from Cape Hauy (Jan. 2015).
The Totem Pole – 65 meters in total, here the upper third is visible (Jan. 2015).
Shirley chilling with The Candlestick and Mitre Island visible beyond (Jan. 2015).
Hiking back along Cape Hauy. The Monument Stack is visible below (100 m swim required).
High zoom view of The Moai from Cape Hauy (Jan. 2015).
An half-meter long lizard crossing our trail on the hike out (Jan. 2015).
Exposed traverse along the base of Central Buttress of the Organ Pipes on Mount Wellington (Jan. 2015).
Leading pitch one of Third Bird (18…sandbag…) on the Central Buttress of Organ Pipes on Mount Wellington (Jan. 2015).
Shirley on pitch one of Third Bird (Jan. 2015).
Pitch two takes you up to and through the roof…harder than it looks from below we though (Jan. 2015).
The crux of the route – pitch 2 roof (Jan. 2015).
Shirley on Third Bird (Jan. 2015).
Looking towards Hobart from Third Bird route on Mount Wellington (Jan. 2015).
Shirley topping out on Third Bird (pitch 3).
Hobart with a docked cruise ship as seen from top of Organ Pipes (Jan. 2015).
Go to Freycinet 2.
Go back to Tasmania.